Hanging Felt Succulent Garden
Today I am sharing a fun and easy way to make a Hanging Felt Succulent Garden. I made felt succulents using the new Cricut Maker machine and it was so easy. Bonus, I am teaming up with 49 other bloggers to share all 50 of the free projects you get with the Maker AND we are giving away a Cricut Maker Machine!
If you have a black thumb or just want some greenery in your home that doesn’t need to be maintained, then felt succulents are your answer. The felt petals can be cut by hand or with an electronic cutter. Gather materials on a nature walk – moss (or buy some faux), bark, leaves, and rocks to add the realistic and real finishing touches. Attach to a canvas frame, a picture frame without the glass, or even a wood wall shelf. There are so many ways to personalize this succulent garden.
Free Projects for the Cricut Maker
If this is the first time you are hearing about the Cricut Maker, check out an earlier post sharing all the new features it has HERE. In Cricut design space there are 50 free projects designed for the Cricut Maker machine – including crafts, kids clothing, quilts, home decor, and more. These projects are great to get started with the machines, and each would make a great handmade Christmas gift. Check out the free projects, and I am going to share with you the Hanging Felt Succulent Garden.
When you open the project in design space it will show a picture of the completed project. It includes an estimated time to complete the project as well as instructions on how to assemble it. The succulent garden pictured was attached to a 6″ square canvas spray painted gold. I decided to use some wood shelves I had in storage to place my succulents in.
After clicking ‘Make It’ the design is loaded onto your mat and you are ready to cut.
Assembling the flowers is simple. The first layer is shaped so that when you attach the sides together they form a cup shape. Each smaller layer can stack on top, and the curved form makes it look more realistic. I also ran a marker over the outside edges and it looks more like the actual plant when looking close up.
Want to check out the other 49 FREE projects included with your Cricut Maker?! Click the pictures below to see how some of my blog buddies created these projects with their Maker!
Giveaway open to residents in the US and Canada ages 18 years and older. Giveaway runs from 10/2/17-10/9/17 and winner will be notified by email no later than 10/10/17. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.